Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Dimbulah

Are you interested in finding some fruit picking or harvest work in Dimbulah? Do you need more information about jobs & accommodation in and around Dimbulah? Then keep reading to discover all you need to know to make your trip to Dimbulah a success!

Fruit picking Dimbulah

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Dimbulah is a relatively remote and small sized town located in northern Queensland, located in what is known as the Tablelands area. It is located about 100 km's inland from the ocean and has an approximate population of 1,500 people.

It is located about 1,800 km's north of Brisbane, which should take about 22 - 23 hours to drive, if you don't make any long stops along the way, or two days if you stop over for a night.

It is about 110 km's south of the popular destination of Cairns, but it will take about 2 hours to drive due to the windy back roads. Many people who want to do fruit picking in Cairns end up working in Dimbulah instead, when they cannot find any work close to Cairns.

Its postcode is 4872, which makes it an area eligible for backpackers and people wanting to come and work and travel Australia to extend their Working Holiday Visa to an Extended Working Holiday Visa.

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Best time to find fruit picking work in Dimbulah

Dimbulah is best known for growing avocados, lychees, mangoes and a paw paw fruit.

The very best months are December to January picking mangoes. With a little bit of luck you can also find work in February, March and November.

It is best to avoid the area from April to October, there is rarely any work, but some years you may find work in the paw paw industry.

Severe tropical weather, including flash flooding and cyclones, can have an devastating impact on the season. One cyclone can wipe out entire crops. Make sure you check if there is work in the area before heading there.

    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Avocados: NoMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Longans / Lychees: MaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNoNoNoNoMaybeMaybe
Mangoes: YesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoMaybeYes
Paw paws: MaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybe


Yes  Generally lots of work. Maybe  There may be work. No  Generally no work.

How to find fruit picking work in Dimbulah

Firstly have a look on the Jobs Board, specifically the Fruit picking & Harvest jobs in Queensland section.

Then have a look at the Employment agencies in Australia section. Simply select Brisbane and Queensland as your Location and Agriculture & Rural Services as your Speciality when using the search form to get a complete list of companies who may have job listings.

If there isn't anything on there that interests you, have a look at the National Harvest Labour Information Service (run by the Australian government), listed below:

National Harvest Labour Information Service


Telephone: 1800 062 332 - 8:30am to 5:00pm (Monday to Friday)

Where to stay in Dimbulah

Due to its relatively small size and remoteness, the accommodation options are a little limited. There is an old style pub with and a caravan park with cabins in town.

Some of the farms have various accommodation options available, but this should be arranged before you arrive, not all farms have this option, and some only have limited places.

For more information you can contact the local Tourist Information centre.

Name: Mareeba Heritage Museum Information Centre

Address: 345 Byrnes Street, Centenary Park, Mareeba QLD 4880



Telephone: (07) 4092 5674

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